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Tooth loss can have serious consequences beyond the impact on a person's appearance and self-confidence. Tooth loss can impair the ability to eat comfortably and speak effectively. The root of a tooth also maintains the integrity and strength of the jawbone. Without the tooth root, the bone can weaken and cause surrounding healthy teeth to shift, loosen, and potentially fall out.

Several factors, within or beyond control, can influence a person's risk for, or lead to tooth loss, such as:

  • Age and gender (males and those over 35 years of age are more susceptible)
  • Lack of an appropriate oral hygiene routine which includes brushing and flossing
  • Not scheduling regular professional examinations and cleanings
  • Smoking or any tobacco usage
  • Certain health conditions, including:

    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Uncontrolled diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Gum disease
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Extraction of decayed teeth
At the Michigan practice of Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, serving Detroit, Farmington Hills, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and neighboring communities, Dr. Bernstein and our professional dental team offer several solutions for patients experiencing the loss of their teeth. Depending upon the severity of the condition, treatment options include dental bridges, full or partial conventional dentures, or dental implants.

Considered the ideal treatment for tooth loss in most instances, dental implants actually replace the entire root of the tooth as well as the visible portion. A sturdy and durable titanium post is surgically placed into the bone of the jaw and then fuses securely over time. As the bone heals and bonds to the implant, it is strengthened to provide greater support for the surrounding teeth.

Once securely anchored in the bone, an extension post, called an abutment, is added to the titanium implant, and it is then topped with a natural-looking dental crown. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like original, healthy teeth and are considered a permanent restoration.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Bernstein has been caring for the complete dental needs of patients and their families and he is committed to attaining extensive continuing education to provide the latest technologies and treatments.

For more information about affordable and effective dental implants, contact our friendly staff today at Richard S. Bernstein, DDS, at 248.636.2100. Appointments may also be requested online.


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